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Dear Mr. Penis head

by Danielle LoPresti

This explosive 12 song CD can be referred to as a mix of Alternative Rock, R&B, and Pop with lyrics as deep as you dare to go...Identity,Sexism, Racism...this record is fearless.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. How Did You Do It?
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2. Say It
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3. Move
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4. Sahara
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5. Drain Me
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6. Worthless
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7. Freedom
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8. Dear Mr. Penis head
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9. Ow
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10. They Got You
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11. Your best Best
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12. Call Me Sister
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Los Angeles Music Award Nominee:
Best Female Singer/ Songwriter - 1999
Independent Pop Album of the Year - 2001


"Danielle's music is raw and emotive, an impressive album for a new millennium where women will seize the music industry and turn it upside-down."
Ani DiFranco / Righteous Babe Records

..."Of course, some of the music was politically powerful. Danielle Lo Presti and The Masses were not to be missed. This dynamic diva sang from her soul, about emotionally charged issues of feminism, equal rights, racism, and succeeding from struggle. With expert lyrics and a ferocious voice, phenomenal musicians, choreography, and a lioness presence, Lo Presti embodied all that I'd hoped to experience in a celebration of life and overcoming oppression. Without her deserved standing ovation, my experience at Pride would have been just average..."
- Update Magazine: Tea Time with Tryce - August 2, 2001


Danielle LoPresti

was born/raised on/by the sea by hard-working/ loving Fisherman/woman parents.

hatches out of College with a BFA in Theatre, makes her living as a singer/actor in and around San Diego 'til about 1994, when she moves to L.A. & begins focusing exclusively on singing and writing music. Here is when the fun starts; she is blessed with several...

Hits! & (formative) Misses:

She writes the theme for "Ace Ventura II"- they like it...they love it!...James Brown is going to cover it!...It falls through.

They call her back!, and ask her to write for "The Nutty Professor." Seven songs later, and things look good: her songs are in the movie, on the soundtrack, AND Brandy agrees to cover one of them!.a month later and they sell the rights to the soundtrack. They take two of her demos, put them both in the film as-is, and use one of the songs a second time as the End-Title, but..refuse her a space on the soundtrack!.(welcome to Hollywood).

She forms a partnership with a well-respected producer in town. She writes what she wants - songs that feel And think. Their CD, "Balance", brings on a nice little buzz: Interscope, Hollywood Records, MCA......they come! ........they go.

Danielle writes a scary song, "Say It", about child molestation, for a special show her sister's dance company is producing. It's played for the A&R guys. They come back!... it's "Strong".it's "Cutting Edge" ...it's "New". it's. "Too Risky."

She goes on tour singing Back-up for an 80's two-hit-band. She's making the same money she does doing gigs around town, only she's singing less and the music feels--- Empty.

She submits a demo of "Say It" and a few other songs to the L.A. Music Awards.
She's nominated!... Best Female Singer/Songwriter, 1999--- they call her "the Say it Girl."

She is referred to a High-up-There-He-can-Help-You-Type music attorney. He listens to her demo and says, "Danielle, music is about Money; you're a woman in this industry which means you've got a couple places you can be to succeed - Sade or Britney Spears, you're neither one - so I recommend you stop trying."

Danielle hangs up the phone. After some not-too-quiet contemplation, she decides to write him a thank you note.
The 1st line: "Dear Mr. Penis Head,"...

She opens her 20-year-old savings account and invests it in making a new
full-length-from-scratch CD, and prepares to release, promote, market and tour it as if her life depends on it.

The new band, "Danielle LoPresti and The Masses," released "Dear Mr. Penis Head" in March of 2001, in San Diego, as a full show with her sister's renowned Eveoke Dance Theatre. They are now busy promoting with Radio appearances, a fast-growing internet presence, and live shows at festivals and the like.

For updates, gigs and lots more info, you can check out:
www.DanielleAndTheMasses.com

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Chrys Burcham

Powerful and invigorating!
How better to catch the mind's eye than to have a title like this!? This cd catches more than just the mind's eye though...it captures the soul and casts messages to the masses! Everyone should have this CD and wear it in their hearts!
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Laura T Lynch of Kweevak.com

Zeal and range!
The fundamental points of Danielle's songs are courage, perseverance and growth. Her music is rock-based alternative with touches of pop, R&B and a little bit of funk. The CD is perfectly produced and the instrumentation is first-rate. Danielle is a commanding and zealous singer with an incredible range. The CD opens with 'Get Over It' an edgy commentary on social and personal issues. The song rages from hard rocking to soft rapping to a quite end. The title track features rich instrumentation, varied tones and a message not to give up. It is a rich rousing tune. Danielle Lopresti is a powerful vocalist and song-smith and she soars on 22 Mountains!
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Loubriana

This is a bruttally honest and rockin CD! This woman tells it all!
The gut wrenching lyrics touch my soul and give me hope. This is an artist that really cares about life, integrity and compassion. I WANT MORE!!
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Genoa Carvin

Nobody is writing songs like these. Surges with passionate and intelligent cont
The Cd has a song for the huge array of emotions I, as an Urban living woman, feel. I love to belt out "You got plent above your tits to make you precious!" and- 'I want to hurt your husband....' The way these things bite into my social thinking is great- but the vocal rock out hits me hardest. in one word- Sooooulfull.
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Liz Hall

A unique blend of soul, rock, and blues that hits hard
These songs stay with me long after I have to get out of my car. I don't remove the CD from my player. They are each so unique, and so full of CONTENT. But the SINGING!!!!! Three cheers!
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Jahsun Heru

at last, music with motives that society should share.
For those who shrivel up when they hear the music being played on the radio these days, there may be a sanctuary in danielle lo presti's music. Although my familiarity with it is limited--I have just recently bought the CD-- I am moved to give it praise immediately. The power behind her lyrics and her delivery is mind-blowing. It is this type of music that I long to see in the mainstream. And it will do us all good if it ever gets there.
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Tina Abas

truthful, raw and honest this music rocks your soul!
This cd is a like going to the theatre: each song offers the listener a rich,deeply moving slice of life. Painfully truthful, raw and honest this music rocks your souls. A must hear for all!
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Angela Carole Brown

Explosive Poetry!
Raw! Explosive! Open-veined! Free! They don't begin to capture the infectious power of this militant and passionate missive. Her voice swells in a fat cadence somewhere between fragile/tender and raging/transcendent, and is always poignant with a broken heart and a promise to conquer. The songs are epic, complex stories that explore the vulnerability of the human tapestry and make no apologies for taking a stand. It might just be hard to take at first listen, but give it time, just like the finest of wines. It is true brilliance!
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Alicia Champion

THE BEST RECORD I'VE HEARD ALL YEAR!!
Bold, fearless, inspriring, uplifting, challenging, daring, bar-raising, heart-breaking, skin-shaking, soulful, moving, music.
The songwriting and production on this record are unparalled and Danielle's vocal performance throughout the entire album makes every female rock vocalist tremble with the most delicious envy.
I love this album. I love this woman.
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Steve Sacco

Danielle is totally unafraid to break new ground
Dear Ms. Lo Presti,
It has come to our attention that you persist in using that
filthy title for your CD. We of the Penis Antidefamation
League must further protest this, for if we allow such
antiphallic messages to affect the minds of our children
who knows what could happen. We are particularly distrubed
that you have singled the head out.
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